I have a teenager, an almost teenager, and a little. We have four dogs and a cat. So what I am trying to say is, we have a BUSY house! It seems like the dishes are always dirty and the floors can never stay clean. Laundry is constant and so are repairs to chairs, walls, windows, etc.
So we divide and conquer (err, for the most part)
My two bigs rotate jobs MONTHLY! That way I don’t have to keep up with the day-to-day-who does what business.
1. Dogs and Dishes
2. Trash and Floors
The Bigs do their own laundry. I help the little with his-he does load and switch out. I help him fold, which means I refold. But he is getting better.
They are each responsible for their rooms.
They are all responsible for their things in the common areas.
And if they speak with unkind words or smart mouths, they get poop patrol in the backyard. Remember, we have FOUR DOGS!
I know moms that think they have to do it all for their kids. I think it is reasonable and ok for them to have chores and jobs. It gives them ownership in our home and creates a spirit of “we are all in this together”.
I am curious,
What expectations do you have for your kids and their chores?
Do your kids have responsibilities in your home?